A podcast is a digital audio file available on the Internet for automatic download. Like a radio program, podcasts are typically produced as episodes in a series. Unlike a radio program, however, audiences do not need to tune in at a particular day and time, but instead, they can listen to podcasts “on demand” at a time that suits them. Listeners can subscribe via a syndication feed. As new recordings are produced, this feed automatically downloads them to the listener’s computer or mobile device. Podcasts can be monologues, interviews, or multihosted programs. They can be of any length, from a few minutes to more than an hour in duration, and cover a diverse range of topics, from naval history to pen addiction, long-form journalism to ...

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